Episode 10: You Got This


Before catching up on everything that’s been going on, Ciji and I welcomed our international listeners. We’re super excited to have them join the Thrive Matters family of listeners.  After that, we jumped right into candid discussions about where we are with the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Movement. It’s still hard to believe that Covid-19 united us…

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You Are Still Blooming


Hi Friends! You are always blooming. Growth is happening no matter what kind of day you’re having. Whether you’re having the best day of your life or a crazy day filled with all sorts of challenges – you’re still blooming.  Growth Spurts When life happens, we can get preoccupied trying to sort our way through situations and circumstances. How we’re growing…

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Thrive At Home: Spice Edit


Going through quarantine is an experience. It felt so routine – like reliving the same day over and over again, right? But get this, it ended up influencing lots of people to work on projects around the house. I’m guessing it was something about the quarantine’s boredom that made people want to edit their homes. I thought about organizing my…

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When will the people who hate African-American faces look in the mirror and say, “I’m wrong! I need to change.” Is there not a friend, neighbor, family member, coworker, judge, or anybody who will look the people who kill African-American faces in the eye and call them out without blinking? When will the people who publicly brutalize African-American faces check…

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Rising Up


I never thought I’d see a day called – COVID-19 come. This spreadable virus, that we knew little about, was seemingly remote one day and on America’s doorstep the next.  And though it’s here – up close and personal we still know little about it.  Not only that, it has so many touchpoints. Everything imaginable seems to be impacted – healthcare, day…

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THE COURAGE TO LOVE: Love Is


Intro: Setting the Scene  It’s a bright balmy, Saturday afternoon. You’re on a date at the park and it is shaping up to be another great date like the last several you’ve had.   Lots of people are at the park today – living it up – without a care in the world. There are plenty of picnic tables spread with food…

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